NiP release friberg

Professeur
July 31st, 2017 16:51

After a long standing tenure with the organization, NiP have released Adam "friberg" Friberg from his contract, the player revealed today via Twitter.

Adam "friberg" Friberg stepped down from NiP's active roster in June, when the Swedish organization replaced him with the 19-year-old talent Fredrik "REZ" Sterner. Shortly after his release, friberg did reveal that he is open to a move to North America, but not much has been talked about what his next step would be since.

friberg is looking for new playing opportunities

Following a stint as a part of the broadcast crew at ESL One Cologne 2017, where he broke down the action on the analyst desk, friberg revealed that he is still hungry for titles and that he is looking for new opportunities, as NiP released him from his contract.

friberg released the following TwitLonger on the matter:

"The last couple of weeks I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do, keep on playing or try something else. I still feel the hunger and will to keep on playing CSGO at the top level, put in those extra hours to be able to lift a trophy again."

"After talking with NiP, they have agreed to release me from my contract and put me out as a free agent for the coming season. After being part of the organisation since it's rebirth in 2012 it will be strange to not represent them while playing, both the organisation and players will still have a big place in my heart."

"If you have an offer you can reach me on Twitter DM or email to: adamfriberg7@gmail.com"

With many teams looking to make changes in the off season, both in Europe and North America, the experienced Swede could be getting some interesting offers in the coming weeks.

Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1345
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
708
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
gg
2017-07-31 16:51
friberg to NA?
2017-07-31 16:52
#47
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North America Cemmy 
Friberg to ex-iBuypower
2017-07-31 16:55
#83
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
That may actually happen.
2017-07-31 17:06
#112
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
No, it won't. Friberg will want to win majors.
2017-07-31 17:26
>Friberg >win majors I don't think he's stupid enough to realistically set that as a goal, at least for now.
2017-08-02 17:10
#296
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
It's not about setting it as a goal joining a new team. It's about keeping the option open to compete in majors. Thus he won't join the ex-ibp guys.
2017-08-03 11:54
Well, yeah, but I doubt he'll get offers from anywhere (which, if people were eager to jump on this chance, would have already done it by now), so he'll probably end up resorting to joining the ex-iBP guys. As far as I know, the ex-iBP players aren't even contracted to an organization yet, so Friberg can just go play with them until something better comes along.
2017-08-04 00:01
#244
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Sweden ThorinEk 
gopefully not friberg has no future in NA
2017-07-31 23:09
#263
Hiko | 
Indonesia aceTriX 
If he goes to NA, I hope he will team up with fiffy again
2017-08-01 10:00
#276
gody | 
Sweden Sanfan97 
If -Allu +GuardiaN we could see Fifflaren Friberg Maikelele Allu Pyth xD
2017-08-01 13:10
#282
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Lithuania Tocha 
Fifflaren ended his carrer 3 yrs ago and he will not start to play. Allu will never play with friberg. Only nice new swedish roster would be nice Maikelele Friberg Pyth Pronax Twist
2017-08-01 16:36
#284
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Norway SpZ[9] 
How do you know that allu never will play with friberg? I know both players and I can tell you that they have nothing against eachother. And would love to meet again
2017-08-01 21:53
how could you not get it?
2017-08-02 03:02
... WHOOSH. Hint hint: they're all players who were kicked from NiP. That's the joke.
2017-08-02 17:11
#292
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Lithuania Tocha 
Fifflaren wasnt kicked :) he ended his carrer , also pyth wasnt kicked he was benched and he left by himself
2017-08-02 17:58
Yadda yadda yadda, Tocha knows all the intricacies of what happens in teams and who left the team and why and how Mr. 9-44 just chose to end his career. Let me fix it so you're satisfied then: they're all ex-NiP players.
2017-08-02 18:14
#295
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Lithuania Tocha 
now it is correct :)
2017-08-02 19:14
#26
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
UNEXPECTED
2017-07-31 16:52
#34
pronax | 
Russia ShadTH 
godsent>friberg
2017-07-31 16:53
godsent<friberg
2017-07-31 17:11
Godsent>Friberg
2017-08-01 12:17
i didn't know there actually were fans of homesent LUL
2017-08-01 12:29
Try to come with something creative. LUL
2017-08-01 12:48
1 thing few people know: friberg was a MVP in 2014 cologne major kek best of lucky friberg
2017-07-31 17:26
Lol Why wouldnt they just sell him? oh wait, no one wants him even for free
2017-07-31 16:52
#50
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Czech Republic Prevodovka 
Haha omg u are funny. Nice oné
2017-07-31 16:55
You'd be surprised
2017-07-31 16:55
#56
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Europe LastChristmas 
They can't sell someone when the contract has ended
2017-07-31 16:57
#73
s1mple | 
United Kingdom Twinaye 
thats the point he is making m8. 'releasing' is cutting his contract.
2017-07-31 17:02
#80
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Europe LastChristmas 
True
2017-07-31 17:05
#77
coldzera | 
Brazil ezSK 
The contract has not ended i suppose. Otherwise why would he ask them to release him. I think they have huge respect for friberg and they parted ways on good terms to just release him.
2017-07-31 17:03
Actually its a bit hard to believe an org lets go of so much money out of respect for a player...
2017-07-31 18:12
or maybe they don't want to keep paying him, and since the season has finished it might be quite a while before he joins a new team, and they don't want to pay him to sit on his arse edit: and with nip its plausible anyway, the dude has his own nip branded ice cream ffs, he made them so much money
2017-07-31 18:26
This and #165 makes much more sense then that "respect" stuff ....
2017-07-31 20:04
They'd still have to pay his salary, which i would guess is quite a lot, if they kept him.
2017-07-31 18:27
#216
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World lalt 
Another, a bit more theoretical explanation would be the law. In civilized countries, you cant imprison people just by paying salary. They had a contract about playing CSGO professionally and after benching, NiP couldnt fullfil their part. They cant keep him benched indefinitely. if he wanted to leave, law would be on Friberg's side.
2017-07-31 20:24
A lawsuit would be tiresome and time-consuming. Definitely not worth it for either side.
2017-07-31 22:56
#267
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
He would be contracted to the organisation, not playing for the team. Just like when Pogba is on the bench because he's gash.
2017-08-01 10:32
#92
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
"After talking with NiP, they have agreed to release me from my contract and put me out as a free agent for the coming season." He still had contract with NiP. He got benched yet he wanted to play again. So he asked NiP's management to release him and let him play for another team. NiP still respects him as a long-time player at NiP, keeping him in contract until friberg himself asked them not to.
2017-07-31 17:10
#118
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Because he's been in the org for so long and has done so much for NiP. That made NiP decide to show the respect and courtesy of letting him go now in the offseason so he can pick and choose his own destination. It's called being respectful and showing gratitude. If they trade/sell him he won't be allowed to choose from every option available for him. It's a nice move from NiP.
2017-07-31 17:29
+1
2017-07-31 20:52
Yeah, he tried to find a team that would pay for him, now he's trying for free I guess I really don't know where he would fit well.
2017-07-31 18:40
Yeah Kasma.. in the end you will never achieve something like friberg.. so get a job buddy.. csgo will not pay your bills ;)
2017-07-31 18:58
The guy was making a valid point and you are saying he should get a job as if you are some wise old granddad. Your comment make absolutely no sense
2017-07-31 19:05
Wtf? Where did this even come from, lol Who ever told you I was trying to make a living off cs? Why are u even telling me this? Dude what actually is your problem
2017-07-31 22:22
He's retarded, that's his problem.
2017-08-02 17:14
NO
2017-07-31 16:51
#7
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World DygL 
wp
2017-07-31 16:51
#11
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Europe _jUNGLE 
gl fribbe!
2017-07-31 16:52
#14
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Turkey ygtykr 
Friberg should go to godsent
2017-07-31 16:52
Every godsent player is better than him
2017-07-31 16:54
I forgot every Godsent player was in the major final 5 times...
2017-07-31 16:57
Because the past is relevent to present skill....
2017-07-31 17:12
The next time, add "now" to your sentence then, because nobody from Godsent was as good as friberg in his days.
2017-08-01 01:21
Lol friberg is way too good for godsent, he is still t1
2017-07-31 17:22
#294
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Turkey ygtykr 
Friberg+znajder+pronax = t1 team
2017-08-02 18:29
Good, quality bait Im still trying to unravel from that hook.
2017-07-31 17:34
#268
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Denmark mersault17 
+1
2017-08-01 11:21
#15
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Brazil stmm 
gl friberg =D
2017-07-31 16:52
GODBERG!!!!
2017-07-31 16:52
#23
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North America 4Head 
no way..
2017-07-31 16:52
#24
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Ukraine TRANEdAK1nG 
gg wp
2017-07-31 16:52
#29
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
<3 Good luck ma boy <3 u deserve so much! We smart, we loyal, we friendly ,we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-07-31 16:52
#30
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Portugal dracø 
Can only mean he got a new team in mind.
2017-07-31 16:52
#185
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Europe Ferato_ 
+1
2017-07-31 19:00
#32
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Spain Angurel 
Rip the King of banana
2017-07-31 16:53
#63
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
Friberg Swag Dazed Azk Fxy0 Best NA line up
2017-07-31 16:58
nice lineup
2017-07-31 17:02
#79
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Spain Angurel 
But that lineup cant go to a Major atm
2017-07-31 17:03
#81
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
Yeah I know but they can still win a lot of other tournaments
2017-07-31 17:05
#91
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Europe eatecone 
Alot of other tournaments, u mean only ESL? No major, pgl, dh, mlg, eleague, wesg, sltv and etc.
2017-07-31 17:10
#100
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Only not to Valve-sponsored events, one of which is Major. If another platforms take a move similar to ESL, which unbans the matchfixing players, there is still a chance that they still can do another tournaments.
2017-07-31 17:13
#186
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Europe Ferato_ 
IF and if not?
2017-07-31 19:01
#248
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Well, if not, it will work the opposite way.
2017-08-01 00:05
#90
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Europe eatecone 
Why would friberg go to ESL pug team?
2017-07-31 17:08
#96
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
He can sacrifice a major just to play with a new good team
2017-07-31 17:11
#99
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Europe eatecone 
He can go to mouz, godsent, optic, liquid. Not to matchfixers.
2017-07-31 17:13
That team is more skilled than all you listen except mouz
2017-07-31 17:35
it's not like nip plays in majors either
2017-07-31 17:39
ahahahahah +1 champ
2017-08-01 11:56
#37
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Brazil LgA21 
Tempo Storm: Dazed Swag AZK fxy0 Friberg (You've seen it here first folks!)
2017-07-31 16:53
That org owned by a 14 year old lmao please tell me you're baiting
2017-07-31 16:55
Make this happen
2017-07-31 16:57
highly unlikely since thy can only play in esl tourneys then and friberg can get better team with more opportunities.
2017-07-31 17:06
#211
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Sweden 133665 
Not really I mean what team wants him? Godsent maybe? I highly doubt any of the top NA teams really want him. Imo it's either he plays in a t2-t3 EU team or a t2 NA team
2017-07-31 20:12
Friberg is good enough for top 3 teams in NA
2017-08-01 07:43
#39
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Sweden Rexz 
GODBERG <3
2017-07-31 16:53
-k1o +friberg
2017-07-31 16:54
#45
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Malaysia phyzell 
Seen most of his game-play, he ain't a legend. Try harder banana.
2017-07-31 16:54
#48
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Sweden godname 
Fnatic Friberg PogChamp
2017-07-31 16:54
#49
nexa | 
Brazil jia 
unexpected, sad day for a cs fan
2017-07-31 16:54
#54
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
least expected news of 2017
2017-07-31 16:56
thank mr friberg
2017-07-31 16:57
Friberg Allu Seized Kio Magisk Shuffle Rejects let's go
2017-07-31 16:58
#67
Ukraine eved 
lol actually that looks nice
2017-07-31 16:59
except who would IGL?
2017-07-31 17:07
seized, worked out well for him in Na'Vi XD!
2017-07-31 17:53
#149
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North America Catpwnz 
Hahahahahahahaha
2017-07-31 18:09
seized? he did it in na'vi
2017-07-31 18:22
#189
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Europe Ferato_ 
worked good tho!
2017-07-31 19:04
lmao good one
2017-07-31 22:14
ikr
2017-08-01 12:29
Godsent 100% Mark my words
2017-07-31 16:58
#65
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Lithuania SiK_ 
Wtf friberg???
2017-07-31 16:58
ggwp
2017-07-31 17:00
replace shroud on C9 now
2017-07-31 17:01
u seem committed
2017-08-01 03:27
yes
2017-08-01 23:32
#72
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
OpTic Gaming should drop their shit NA team and rival the FaZe's EU team... OpTic Gaming OG Valde OG Friberg OG Allu OG Magisk OG Seized Or go to NA Cloud 9 -N0thing +Friberg
2017-07-31 17:02
#109
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Brazil DIFERENCIAD0 
-shroud +friberg
2017-07-31 17:26
I personally think this idea could work wonderfully if they get the right players, sell the NA junk and keep mixwell and build around him!!!!
2017-07-31 17:26
#209
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Yeah. If anything, OG would just sign with C9 if they release the team to TSM or EG
2017-07-31 20:00
#190
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Europe Ferato_ 
Valde just signed with north
2017-07-31 19:05
#76
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Norway Napapijri 
swedish reshuffle is over xD
2017-07-31 17:02
#87
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France Dov 
Pick up this guy, im sure he will step up in a new team
2017-07-31 17:08
#89
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Asia mekkicsgo 
What a legend. I really hope he goes to a decent team and lift a trophy again.
2017-07-31 17:08
gl
2017-07-31 17:11
Dazed Brax AZK Friberg Some half-decent awper
2017-07-31 17:12
#194
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Europe Ferato_ 
fyx0
2017-07-31 19:06
GL Friberg!
2017-07-31 17:27
#116
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Estonia kikilips 
thank mr friberg
2017-07-31 17:27
thank mr friberg
2017-07-31 17:30
friberg 2 na
2017-07-31 17:31
Friberg <3
2017-07-31 17:34
Are you kidding me? FRIBERG!
2017-07-31 17:38
Legend. Come back stronger, fri.
2017-07-31 17:42
#137
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African Union ArisA 
I always felt like friberg was the most underrated on NiP.
2017-07-31 17:43
#202
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Europe Ferato_ 
hltv.org/stats/players/matches/7148/frib.. He had some good matches but too many bad ones
2017-07-31 19:11
dignitas
2017-07-31 17:43
gl hf <3
2017-07-31 17:49
#145
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India L1nu5 
FRIBERGGGG!! BOTH KILLS! ADREN COMES IN AND FRIBERG WITH 3!!! THIS IS IT & HE GETS THE SPRAY... ENTRY FRAGGER AT ITS BEST
2017-07-31 18:02
Chills every time. Thanks for typing this. Much love! *They finally shut him down! Now, it's one on two!.... F0rest does it! FeelsGoodMan
2017-07-31 18:19
thank mr friberg <3
2017-07-31 18:06
-kioshima +friberg
2017-07-31 18:11
#153
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Brazil Goecker 
Friberg was in a slump for real. But we shouldn't forget his prime and his skillful plays and his importance for NiP, Swedish CS and the entire CSGO scene As a CS lover, thank you Friberg! Kind regards from Brazil
2017-07-31 18:16
#155
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Taiwan SCVready 
thank mr friberg <3 go to NA!!
2017-07-31 18:17
LOL SERIOUS!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
2017-07-31 18:19
#159
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Belarus zelya24 
king of banana <3
2017-07-31 18:19
#166
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Brazil MommyStealer 
FaZe.Olofm fnatic.friberg
2017-07-31 18:29
+1
2017-07-31 18:46
#178
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Russia For5e 
HR -STYKO +Friberg -Ange1 +Swag
2017-07-31 18:48
what happened to adamfriberg 1-6?
2017-07-31 19:05
Optic
2017-07-31 19:05
#213
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Sweden kallespann 
he is smart enough to be igl he should practice first in some tier 5 swedish team his fragging will be good enough for being IGL his fragging wont be good enough for being a non IGL
2017-07-31 20:14
friberg maik pauf pyth and some igl (not pita)
2017-07-31 19:17
actually friberg will be the perfect replacement for k1o in Faze.. friberg is a very smart player. NiP should actually get rid of get_right instead of friberg. if you watched every NiP match and paid attention then you will understand why I said this. there was a reason why he won the MVP of one cologne as well. trust me, you need to get someone like friberg to be on your team. he will make sure to at least kill 1 or 2 enemies before he die.
2017-07-31 20:21
nice to meet you
2017-07-31 20:30
friberg to NA
2017-07-31 20:52
thank mr friberg <3
2017-07-31 20:58
#232
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Europe tweekzter 
He will join Hiko at Team Rogue.
2017-07-31 21:21
#234
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ 
FAZE Friberg Inc
2017-07-31 21:46
#245
gob b | 
Germany Flexb0y 
I just wanted him out of NiP. He can still be part of a really good team, as far as it is not NiP. Good luck Friberry
2017-07-31 23:13
They should release Chris GeT_RiGhT Alesund. He's very emotional, psychic instable and as bad as possible as a IGL. And in general he is a bad ghost of NiP. Sorry, I like him, but this is true. Friberg is a good aimer with intelligence of a jellyfish on the other hand. I like Fri as I've also jellyfish CS:GO sense, but wiith jellyfish aim :) Or worse. :P
2017-07-31 23:14
#253
tarik | 
Indonesia LosD 
Friberg + Ex IBP = Gonna be Lit
2017-08-01 03:25
one of the best players in the world i wonder who'll pick him up
2017-08-01 04:46
#258
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Argentina V4TS3L 
Finally
2017-08-01 05:08
all the best
2017-08-01 06:49
For the people saying that they released him for free because no other team wants to buy him. He has done so much for NIP, beyond loyal. And he is friends with the people who work and run the org so they showed him respect back most likely, and decided to release him. Good luck Mr Friberg
2017-08-01 12:52
#277
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
friberg is a monster! GL legend!
2017-08-01 13:15
#278
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Israel reNkz 
shouldve been done in 2015,now theres no point
2017-08-01 13:29
Friberg to Faze while kIoshima to nV.
2017-08-01 13:31
#281
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Sweden crespok3 
Bring Friberg to brax's team..
2017-08-01 15:35
freeberg
2017-08-01 20:04
come to tyloo or VG, they really need a rich experience european coach.
2017-08-02 07:56
#290
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Mongolia Tendies 
friberg to play for UYA confirmed
2017-08-02 17:12
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